I’m spending the fourth thinking about how badly the present government has violated many portions of the bill of rights. Seems to me that that should make it (Federal government) invalid.
The Bill of Rights – Full Text
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
I am shocked and outraged at the separate ‘governments’ being run in America from which there is no protection under the law: The IRS, the EPA, the FDA, the HHS, the DOE, the NSA, the Do”J”, et al. These are being used to financially crush citizens who question how these agencies are operating, who have the temerity to believe that they have individual rights under the constitution, and who are protesting the seizure of their assets under false premises.
If you’ve had your assets wrongfully seized by the IRS , if you’ve lost your job, your property or your business due to environmental bullshit from the EPA, if you’ve been downsized due to ObamaCare, if you can no longer stay in business due to the onerous costs of following regulation or been fined out of business because you can’t afford to stay on top of same, where’s the outrage?
You cannot type an email without government agencies reading it before the recipient. Where’s the outrage? You can’t make a phone call without it being listened to by government-employed dweebs. *sigh* And, most importantly, how do you know that your elected or appointed representatives aren’t being blackmailed due to (illegal) gathering of material? WHY have elected officials made some inexplicable calls on obviously unconstitutional items? Can any representative be trusted? Even if they’re squeaky clean, what about their spouses, parents, siblings, or children?
We have it on record that the IRS and various other government agencies working in tandem illegally interfered with conservative group. People’s ‘private’ information was made public in an effort to deter people from being politically active. Then there’s the issue of punitive audits that cost people tens of thousands of dollars to defend. Outrage? Anybody?
The Department of Justice is too busy gun running to the drug cartels and spying on Foxnews journalists to investigate voting fraud and wrongdoing by administration members. Outrage?
Hell, there are so many more egregious examples of state and individual rights being trampled by the government that, were I to enumerate them all, I’d easily be here the rest of the year. It is a long and sickening list.
This July 4, I’d like to ask all of you to ponder on whether you are a subject of the government, or whether the government should be subject to you.